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E-News for Tuesday, March 7, 2017

E-News for Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Superintendent Search Firm to Share Stakeholder Input Report at Tonight’s Board Meeting

The executive search firm tasked with supporting the District to identify the next Superintendent will be presenting its Stakeholder Input Report starting at 4:30 pm today.  The report summarizes information gathered in ten different group meetings, twelve individual interviews and two open forum sessions. The search firm, McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., received input from approximately 100 plus individuals in these groups and an additional 107 people who responded to the online survey.  The report can be found here.


Minutes from the District's Guiding Coalition Meeting
The Guiding Coalition met on February 16, 2017.  Most of the morning was spent examining draft goals and activities for the 2017-18 LCAP.  After hearing about some of the factors affecting the LCAP, participants were given the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft.  The meeting ended with a reflection on what our district will look like when we achieve our goals.  For more detailed information on the meeting, please read the Guiding Coalition Minutes for February 16, 2017.

Know Your Rights!
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors' Ad Hoc Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Rights is hosting a community meeting on Saturday, March 11 from 10AM - 1PM at the Ruggieri Senior Center in Union City across from City Hall.

Supervisor Valle and Supervisor Chan will be leading a conversation about the County's commitment to uphold the rights of all community members irrespective of their immigration status. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an "Immigrant Know Your Rights" workshop and to consult individually with an immigration attorney.

This will be the first of a series of community meetings where we hope to hear from you about what Alameda County can do to become the “Welcoming County” we aspire to be.

Translation, breakfast and snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP to Cinthya Munoz Ramos at 510.891.8933.


Logan Wrestlers Rack Up Ribbons in Recent Tournaments

Congratulations to our Logan Wrestling Team for their numerous accomplishments over the last few weeks.

The Girls team had a strong showing at the State Meet by placing 9th as a team and bringing home 3 medals: Nguyet Tran placed 2nd, An Vo placed 5th, and Emily Sandoval placed 6th. Girl Power!!!

Logan Wrestling not only hosted the NCS Wrestling Boys Championships, but had 7 medalists overall: Aaron Perez - 2nd, Joey Ainsworth - 2nd, Manavjot Singh- 3rd, Lazaro Carrasco- 3rd, Jeremiah Uribe- 4th, Noah Mohapatra - 4th, and Devin Garcia- 7th. Aaron, Joey, Manavjot, and Lazaro advanced to the Boys State Meet!!

Out of our 4 Boys State Qualifiers, Aaron Perez and Joey Ainsworth finished top 12 in the State, an amazing accomplishment!

Last, but certainly not least, Congratulations to Coach Eli Bagaoisan for being presented with the Honor Coach Award. Thank you, Coach Bagaosian, for your years of commitment and service to our students. Our Logan Wrestling Family appreciates you!


Trio of Logan Coaches Receive NCS Honor Coach Award

James Logan High School can boast three recipients of the North Coast Section Honor Coach Award; for Fall 2016, Lance Green (Water Polo), for Winter 2017, Eli Bagaoisan (Wrestling), and for Winter 2017, James Williams (Boys Soccer).  In order to be eligible for this award, a coach must maintain professional standards of conduct, provide general service to respective sports,  earn outstanding coaching accomplishments, and provide contributions to the school and community. According to Logan Athletic Director, Annette Blandford, these coaches were honored for, “teaching students about sports and teaching the life lessons of being strong individuals.”


Logan Teacher and Published Author, Mr. Carini, to Read from New Novel, 3/8 at 2:00 pm

Come to Logan’s Reference Room on Wednesday, March 8th, at 2:00 to hear from Logan's very own author, Peter Carini.  Mr. Carini's first book - The Last Red-Line Brig - was published recently and is available via Amazon.  Here's a bit about his book:

Meet Joe Carini: youthful renegade, independent thinker, compassionate husband and corpsman of the US Navy as the Vietnam War begins to surface. Joe was never the ambitious type. He liked to keep his head down and do an honest day's work whilst dreaming of seeing Europe. He wasn't interested in war, or in learning discipline in the US Navy. And it seemed like Joe was about to get his way when he got transferred to San Diego, where being sent away to 'Nam was unheard of. When he's assigned to a red-line brig, however, amongst hardened, unaccommodating marines and even less friendly inmates, Joe finds himself in a whole world of trouble. Contained within is dimrats', the toughest zone in the area - nothing short of a nauseating torture chamber. Joe struggles to keep himself in line and follow orders, but finds himself annoying the marines and aggravating his superior officer, risking getting tossed into dimrats himself…


Mr. Carini will read selected sections and discuss the writing of his book.


Logan Boosters to Host Third Annual Crab Feed
The James Logan High School Athletic Boosters will host their Third Annual Crab Feed on Saturday, March 18.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the James Logan High School athletic teams.  Please click here for more information.


IVCMS Students Move Forward in First Lego League Championships

The all-girls robotics team, Robo Maniacs, made up of three local eighth graders, Ashna Singhal and Riya Singhal from Itliong Vera-Cruz Middle School, Union City and Shikha Adhikari, Thornton Jr High, Fremont, has won the First Lego League NorCal East Bay Regional Championship and will be one of two teams representing Northern California in the First Lego League World Championship Festival on April, 2017 in Houston.

This year's theme was Animal Allies - Improve how humans and animals interact. The team came up with a solution, MiceWay, to improve drug testing by reducing stress in mice in animal testing. The team built a prototype using an Arduino Uno board, ultrasonic sensor, servo motor, and LCD screen to demonstrate feasibility.


For more information on FLL , please visit : http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll
Robo Maniacs Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fllrobomaniacs/


New Haven Pilipino-American Society For Education (NH PASE) Scholarships
NH PASE is proud to announce our annual scholarships for 2016-17.  These scholarships were established to support students of Filipino and Filipino-American descent, and their college endeavors.

For more information and to download the scholarship application, please visit: https://sites.google.com/a/nhusd.k12.ca.us/nhpase/

Any questions can be directed to Mr. Angeles @jangeles@nhusd.k12.ca.us, Ms. Bobadilla @tbobadilla@nhusd.k12.ca.us, or Mr. Santos @isantos@nhusd.k12.ca.us.

Logan’s Institute of Community Leaders Enrolling Students for 2017-18
Families of current 8th graders are invited to attend a second information session on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School.  We'll meet in the Multipurpose room from 6:30 - 7:30.  Families can find information about the Institute of Community Leaders (ICL) program at www.jameslogan.org/icl!

Spring Professional Development Opportunities
Many teachers have asked for courses offered for district credit, as a way to learn and as a way to move over on the salary schedule.  This spring, we are offering a variety of professional development opportunities for district credit. Please click on this link to learn more.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Peer Language Model Program
New Haven Unified School District accepts a few typically developing peers to serve as language models in each of our preschool classrooms.  General education peers are placed according to availability. The Peer Language Model component is an important part of our program.  Children learn not only from adults, but from watching and interacting with other children.  New Haven is now accepting applications for Fall 2016. Please pick up an application at the ESC or contact Mary Rios at 471-1100 x60517.  For an application, please click this link.

Writing Workshop: Informational Writing
Come join us for an afternoon of  Writer’s Workshop professional development where we will grow our work on informational writing with a focus on research writing. Participants will be given time to plan for immersion, develop a model piece of writing and collaboratively plan teaching points for informational writing.

Date: Tuesday 3-28-2017
Time: 2:45-4:45
Location:  ESC
Target Audience: Grades TK-5th
Hourly Compensation or District Credit is Available

If you are interested, please click on this link to register.

ZUMBA - A Fundraiser for Prom
Please join us for a Zumba fundraising event to help NHUSD students get to prom on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm located at Cesar Chavez Middle School ~ $10 suggested donation!  


For additional information please contact Abby Andrade aandrade@nhusd.k12.ca.us. For more information, please see the linked flyer.

Union City Kids' Zone - SAVE THE DATES and more ...
Union City Kids' Zone Open House Celebration - Saturday, March 25, 2017
Union City Kids' Zone Community and Service Partners Invite You to "Welcome to the Zone" Our Open House Celebration.  Come learn more about Union City Kids' Zone & Partner services, while enjoying food, fun, activities, music, and more on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Barnard-White Middle School (725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA). See linked flyer for additional information.

Union City Kids' Zone to Host Vino with Amigos Fundraiser, Friday, May 5, 2017
Going to wine country is fun, but sometimes it’s nice to not have to drive miles and miles from one winery to another.  Be surrounded by friends for a night of fun and Cinco de Mayo festivities as we bring wine country to Union City for a great cause!  Come learn the stories behind six different Latino-owned wines and sample each one at the Union City Kids' Zone's Vino with Amigos!  See linked flyer for additional information.  Proceeds from this event will go towards our community's families in need.